Austerity bites? Less chocolate for your money as packets shrink Confectionery firm Mars is shrinking the pack size of favourite sweets including Maltesers, M&M’s and Minstrels by up to 15% in the latest example of an industry trend that is … Continue reading The effects of shrinkflation
How Behavioral Economics Can (and Can’t) Boost Health As the bestsellers started piling up, from 2008’s Predictably Irrational and Nudge to 2011’s Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, the buzz around behavioral economics — the science and practice of nudging people toward … Continue reading The challenge of behavioral change
50 Years Later, Heinz Approves Don Draper’s ‘Pass the Heinz’ Ads and Is Actually Running Them It was a compelling idea, even if the client wasn’t convinced at the time. Fifty years ago, in the fictional world of Mad Men, … Continue reading Pass the Heinz
Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its sublime … Continue reading Time to quit sugar
The strange effects of thinking healthy food is costlier Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier – even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new research. The results … Continue reading The influence of price food
What Obama has meant for food The Season 8 première of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” begins just like all of the show’s episodes do: with its amiably gruff host taking in the splendors of some lesser-travelled corner of the globe. … Continue reading Obama and Bourdain on food
How Restricting Food Stamp Choices Can Fight Obesity Often, when people discuss the obesity crisis in the United States, and another failed effort to help people change their eating habits, it’s as if there’s nothing we can do. But sometimes … Continue reading Are food restrictions really restrictive?